5 First Steps to Building an Online Business

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So you want to create an online business — huzzah for your entrepreneurial spirit! But how exactly do you start? In this classic episode of Help! My Business Sucks, our small business marketing expert presents five basic steps every online business builder needs to take — but few actually implement. Find out how you can lay a firm foundation for your online empire.

Plus, marketing lessons you can learn from car dealers who focus on making a fast buck, two Web tools to help you distribute your product videos online, and how turning a perceived negative into a positive can be great for business. Just ask IKEA.

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You’ll find lots more small business marketing tips and resources from Andrew Lock in our Small Business In-Depth series, Lock in Your Marketing Resources.

Andrew Lock is a self-described maverick marketer and the creator and host of Help! My Business Sucks, a free, weekly Web TV show full of practical small business marketing tips, advice and resources to help small businesses “get more done and have more fun.”

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